Tenet Diagnostic was incorporated in 2018 with an aim to establish high-quality diagnostics laboratories across India. The company caters to both B2B and B2C. They have seven different verticals namely: End Customer (B2C), Lab to Lab Test Outsourcing, Corporates and Institutions, large management (Hospitals, Medical Colleges, and other healthcare institutions), Clinical Trials, Home Sample Collection, and Government PPP Projects.

Tenet Diagnostics got its NABL certification in the fastest time and is the first company to get the COVID-19 testing facility approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research. It has successfully completed over 6,00,000 covid tests.

We have around 10 physical centres across Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Vizag that provide both radiology and pathology services. So, it’s a one-stop destination for all diagnostics needs for walk-in customers. We also have Tenet doorstep services where we go and collect samples from the comfort of the customers’ homes,” says Sricharan Devineni, Executive Director, Tenet Diagnostics.

The company has tied up with over 600 hospitals and clinics that send them specialty samples for testing. These tests are done in the company’s reference lab in Hyderabad. Tenet is one of the leading specialty pathology services across South India. They have tied up with Ohio State University, the USA for radiology. They have also signed a master research agreement with Siemens, Germany. “We provide clinical trials services to pharmaceutical companies and institutions. We want to be known as the specialty diagnostic services provider and build this into a large institution where it will be data-driven. In the coming years, we would like to help the government with disease geotagging which will help them identify disease patterns in a cluster,” he says.

“We are using new-age technologies like AI in our business model. Once the scan is done, the AI provides us data and pinpoints which help us with the reporting. This technology can capture the minutest of details which sometimes radiologists can miss,” he adds.

Tenet Diagnostics has a large corporate screening setup where they go on-site to perform pre-employment and post- employment services like mass screening, mass vaccination, anti-body tests, blood tests, x-rays, and more. Today, the company is present in Telangana, Andhra, Karnataka, Odisha, and Jharkhand to serve their B2B customers. Some of their clients are Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Mahindra and Mahindra, Bharath Biotech, Care Hospital, KIMS Hospital, Aurobindo Pharma, Coca Cola, Balaji Amines, RBI, Union Bank of India, and more.

Providing Services During the Pandemic

During COVID-19, the company has been rated as the number one customer satisfactory company in entire Telangana. This was possible because they did not compromise on the quality and provided the best service to all its customers. “Providing quality diagnostic services is our passion, and improving the quality of lives is our reward. We have maintained our quality and affordable pricing that has helped us build trust and name within the medical fraternity,” he says.

"We were first in India to do three-gene Covid testing and get WhatsApp’s approval to send PDF reports through the app. Once a customer bills, the copy goes through WhatsApp. We are using technology to help our patients receive everything on a digital platform which reduces exposure to the virus by collecting physical reports. We also provide smart reporting that has graphical representations for the previous results which help the doctor and patient to understand the result better which in turn helps for better treatment. This is one of the reasons why our customers want to come back to us as their lifetime digital records are maintained with us. We have also developed for our customers a mobile app where they can seamlessly book appointments and see their results. We are also planning to launch doorstep delivery of pharmacy products to our customers,” he explains.

Speaking about the workforce, Sricharan says "Our Doctors and staff is our biggest strength as they stood by us during the pandemic and saved lives of many people. In the initial days, when there was no clarity on what COVID-19 was, everyone was scared, and motivating our employees was the biggest challenge we faced. We wanted to remove anxiety from patients as well as from our employees. We motivated them by leading by example. All our doctors were working on the floor wearing PPE kits. By looking at our doctors’ and managements’ perseverance to follow us.”

Tenet Diagnostic helped conduct free camps for the needy people where they provided free tests and distributed hand sanitizers, face masks, etc. They also distributed PPE kits to frontline workers, employees, domestic help, etc.

“In the coming years, we plan to grow as a pan India company. We are opening 5 centres and a reference lab in Bangalore, 3 centres in Hyderabad, and 2 in Vijayawada. So, to expand pan India is our next focus,” he says.

Sricharan Devineni advises the people, “To get a health check-up done every six months because knowing your health is half the cure. This will help you lead a healthier life."

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